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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Tenebrionoidea

Familia: Salpingidae
Subfamilia: Salpinginae
Genus: Sphaeriestes
Subgenera: S. (Arabocerus) – S. (Sphaeriestes)
Species overview (Palearctic)

S. aeratus – S. bimaculatus – S. castaneus – S. exsanguis – S. impressus – S. reyi – S. stockmanni

Sphaeriestes Stephens, 1829

Atlas of narrow-waisted bark beetles (Salpigidae) of Russia

Sphaeriestes is a genus of narrow-waisted bark beetles in the family Salpingidae. There are about 13 described species in Sphaeriestes.[1][2][3]


These 13 species belong to the genus Sphaeriestes:

Sphaeriestes aeratus (Mulsant, 1859)
Sphaeriestes alternatus (LeConte, 1859)
Sphaeriestes bimaculatus (Gyllenhal, 1810)
Sphaeriestes borbonicus Seidlitz, 1886
Sphaeriestes castaneus (Panzer, 1796)
Sphaeriestes cribarius (Fairmaire, 1898)
Sphaeriestes exsanguis (Abeille de Perrin, 1870)
Sphaeriestes impressus (Wollaton, 1857)
Sphaeriestes reyi (Abeille de Perrin, 1874)
Sphaeriestes sculptilis Fairmaire, 1868
Sphaeriestes stockmanni (Biström, 1977)
Sphaeriestes tibialis (LeConte, 1866)
Sphaeriestes virescens LeConte, 1850


"Sphaeriestes Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
"Sphaeriestes". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-25.

"Sphaeriestes genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2019-09-25.

Further reading

Arnett, Ross H. Jr., ed. (1983). "Family 111: Salpingidae". Checklist of the beetles of North and Central America and the West Indies. Vol. 6: The Darkling Beetles, Strepsiptera and Related Groups. Flora and Fauna Publications. pp. 1–4. ISBN 978-0916846268.
Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2013). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 5: Tenebrionoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-90-04-26090-0.

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